Tagged: sexual assault

R v Barton: Do “Rape Shield” Laws Apply in First Degree Murder Cases?

Author’s Note:  This article and the linked case discuss sexual violence and violence against women that may be upsetting to readers.   Introduction Myths and stereotypes about consent, women’s sexuality, and...

Against Unfounding: Sexual Assault Investigation & A Proposed Class Action Against Police

This post discusses the constitutional challenge recently brought by sexual assault complainant Ava Williams against the London, ON Police Services (“LPS”). The applicant alleges that the police force engaged in...

Doctors and Discipline: Deference to the Penalty Decision in College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario v Peirovy

On January 17, 2017, the Divisional Court at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled on College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario v Peirovy, 2017 ONSC 136 [Peirovy], creating...